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[Sticky] My Camera Stuff

[Sticky] My Camera Stuff

I currently have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (Black) (aka EOS 350D).

It came with:
1x Li-Ion Camcorder Battery (NB-2LH)
1x Camcorder Battery Charger
1x Shoulder Strap

I also have:

1x Digital Rebel Accessory Kit, including:
– 1x Lowepro Camera “Gadget” Bag (Canon embroidered)
– 1x Canon 58mm UV Haze Filter
– 1x Battery Grip for Digital Rebel XT (holds 1 or 2 camcorder batteries, or 6x AA batteries)
– 1x Li-Ion Camcorder Battery (NB-2LH)

Recent Purchases: (See Here)

1x Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Macro
1x 72mm B+W U/V Haze Filter
1x Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
1x Sigma EF-500 DG Super EO-ETTL2 Electronic Flash
8x Panasonic Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries

Other Things I Have:

1x 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
1x 58mm UV Haze Filter
1x Energizer Ni-MH and Ni-Cad charger (with an AC wall-wart and a cigarette-lighter adapter)

Lightning-Activated Camera Shutter Trigger

Lightning-Activated Camera Shutter Trigger

This circuit is used to trigger a camera’s electronic shutter circuit when a flash of lightning is present. This circuit would also work for photographing fireworks displays or other events involving flashes of light.

It uses a photo-darlington sensor that looks through the viewfinder, and triggers the camera when the light is bright enough.

[Not my circuit, but was found at FC’s Electronic Circuits]

Canon EOS SLR Wired Shutter Release (Work in Progress)

Canon EOS SLR Wired Shutter Release (Work in Progress)

Ok, just starting out, but I’m going to make a shutter control as described here: “Super Mini Switch – A RS60-E3 Replacement”.

Parts I have so far:

From a broken Casio calculator:
2x Calculator Buttons (I’m trying to decide which ones, I’m thinking either C (red) or EXP (grey) for exposure, and ‘.’ (blue) for focus)
1x Rubber Layer with buttons to trigger touch sensor

From a broken CD Player:
1x 3.5mm Stereo Plug

From my cool junk pile:
1x Touch Sensor

From an old machine my dad got from work:
1x SPST Toggle Switch (Off/On)

From Dallas Semiconductor:
1x Plastic Box for shipping and storing ICs

It’s a shame what people throw away, really. I found the “Broken CD Player” smashed to pieces on the ground, ditto with the Casio calculator. Total cost so far: $0

Update: Stuff I got from the Dollar Store for the project:
Cell phone headset (for the 2.5mm plug) ($1)